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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs are updated and new FAQs are added on a regular basis to ensure accuracy. If you have an unanswered question, please utilize our contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 
  • Funding

    • How is recovery funded?

    • What is CDBG-DR?

    • How much CDBG-DR funding could the County of Hawaiʻi get?

    • What is the process to get CDBG-DR?

    • What is FEMA 428?

  • Housing

    • Will buyouts be offered to property owners in areas affected by the 2018 Kīlauea Eruption?

  • Impacts

    • How long does it take for lava to cool?

    • How much damage was caused by the 2018 eruption?

  • Infrastructure & Rebuilding

    • What is the status of Pohoiki Road?

    • What is the status of Highway 132?

    • What is the status of Lighthouse Road?

    • What is the status of Highway 137?

    • When will more roads reopen?

    • Will water service be restored?

  • Recovery

    • How is the County planning for recovery?

    • How are recovery decisions made?

    • How long does recovery take?

    • Trespassers are entering my property to view the new lava fields and features or to cross the lava to access the coastline. What should I do to protect myself and my property from trespassers and liability?

    • What do I do if I still need recovery assistance?

    • When does recovery occur?

  • Visitor

    • Can I fly a drone over the lava flow field?

    • How many volcanoes comprise Hawaiʻi Island?